Joined on 03/22/11
great so far.. BUT..
Pros: Inexpensive.. great entry level server
Cons: VERY picky on ram replacement. I ordered mine from Crucial and it was inexpensive AND works.. 4 Gb for under $60. Fan sounds like a leaf-blower when it first boots up.
Overall Review: CANNOT get WHS 2011 to work with this server. It seems to install fine, then reboots and searches for a network, then says 'cannot connect to a network...' Cable is good.. network is good.. nic shows activity and shows up in device manager. Many inter-dependent services either fail or won't start up. Frustrating, especially after purchasing extra ram to 'make the hardware cut' for whs 2011. Any insight into this would be greatly appreciated!
SWEET, MY RECLINER IS HERE!!!
Pros: I know.. it says 'full size case' so I should have been ready for the size.. but I think the UPS guy got a hernia putting it on my porch. Out of the box: beautiful case. solid. very attractive, almost like a monument. it feels like a professional case would, with no hint of plastic or breakable cheapness. I saw a case at a box store the other day that looked like a half-unfolded transformer.. trying to be some sort of cool and hip spectacle. That really isn't for me. This case, however, just speaks with simplistic beauty and permanence. Cable and patch management is robust and full of options. Side panels come off (and re-attach) as easily as they should. PLENTY of room for expansion.
Cons: wanted to deduct one egg due to the fact that Corsair just released a new USB 3 front panel replacement a week after I bought the case. Kinda stinks, but not enough to warrant any dissatisfaction with this wonderful sarcophagus.
Overall Review: The rebate helped ($50) and a sale price sealed the deal. I completely recommend the case to anyone needing space, durability and reliability. Just beware of the size. Seeing the dimensions and doing the ol' 'hands apart yea big' measurements don't cut it. Make sure you have room, and cut a piece or two of cardboard to actually represent the height and depth. But I had plenty of space, (as Madonna said) so I've made up my mind, I'm keepin' my baby.